The Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has said there would be trouble if the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stops the election from holding.
Ubah is the current senator representing Anambra South in the Senate. He spoke during an interview with BBC Pidgin on Monday.
He was reacting to IPOB’s threats that there would be no election in the South-East until it actualises its secession agitation.
Speaking on the threats and rising insecurity in the region the YPP governorship candidate said: “We will talk to our brothers – the IPOB people, they should not say no election because if they say so, they will be imposing something we don’t want.
“So, we have to tell them the importance. We know they have power but let them pipe down for us to do this election because if we don’t do this election proper, there will be trouble. Anambra is the head of Igbo Nation.”
Speaking on the effects of IPOB’s sit-at-home order Ubah said, “You cannot estimate, the trauma also is so much. The truth about it is that our governors should wake up and engage with IPOB.
“It is IPOB that gave such order; talk to them, tell them that we are losing. We are agitating, we must fight for our brother but we can’t also be fighting for our brother and suffering our people.”
“I believe in (the) Nigerian entity, I believe also that we, the Igbos, through the instrumentality of our state governments, can make Igbo a mini-nation inside the nation.
“We have everything as contained in the Nigerian constitution as a legitimate state, a state that can make what we want. I don’t think unless I change the name of the state; I believe that the more I get from Nigeria, I can now partner with our brothers abroad to bring the aspirations and what they want in the state.”